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    1. 'Good' Bacteria May Ease Ulcerative Colitis

      July 26, 2005 -- A dose of "good" bacteria may help fight the bad bacteria and relieve a painful digestive disorder. A new study shows that a mixture of eight bacteria reversed or eased the symptoms of ulcerative colitis in most people treated with the probiotic preparation. Probiotics are made from

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    2. Bone Marrow Drug May Help Crohn's Disease

      May 25, 2005 -- The drug sargramostim may reduce the severity of Crohn's disease and improve the quality of life for Crohn's patients, researchers report. While the drug didn't make as big a difference as the doctors hoped, it was still more helpful than a placebo, the study shows. The findings are

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    3. MMR Vaccine Not Linked to Crohn's Disease

      May 12, 2005 -- The measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine is not associated with Crohn's disease, a study says. A link between the MMR vaccine and Crohn's disease, a lifelong inflammatory condition of the intestines, has been suggested. Earlier studies have refuted a link between the MMR vaccine and a

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    4. Supplement May Ease Ulcerative Colitis

      April 8, 2005 -- A nutritional supplement containing fish oil, soluble fiber, and antioxidants may prove useful for people with ulcerative colitis, ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease. In a recent study, ulcerative colitis patients taking the supplement for six months had less severe s

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    5. Colitis Patients May Not Always Need Endoscopy

      Jan. 25, 2005 -- People with ulcerative colitis ulcerative colitis may not always need endoscopy to monitor the disease. Instead, blood tests and a person's self-reported symptoms could be enough. With ulcerative colitis, a trigger causes uncontrolled inflammation and damage of the large intestine.

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    6. Pregnancy and IBD Treatment Safe

      Nov. 3, 2004 (Orlando, Fla.) -- New research shows that women with inflammatory bowel disease should continue to take medications that prevent flare ups of the disease during pregnancy. About 1 million Americans suffer from inflammatory bowel disease -- usually ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease.

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    7. Celebrex May Be Safe for Ulcerative Colitis

      Nov. 2, 2004 (Orlando) -- Treating pain can be a challenge in people with ulcerative colitis since many painkillers can cause a flare-up of the disease. But a new study shows that Celebrex can be safely used without concern of causing an ulcerative colitis flare-up.The new Celebrex study doesn't add

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    8. Study: Hold the Meat to Avoid Colitis

      Sept. 13, 2004 -- A British study shows that diets high in meat, sulphur-rich foods, and alcohol are associated with an increased relapse risk for ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis is a disease that causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the lining of the large intestine. The debilita

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    9. Wormy Cocktail Fights Crohn's Disease

      May 19, 2004 (New Orleans) -- Call it the medical edition of Fear Factor. Researchers report they are using helminths -- intestinal worms -- to combat Crohn's disease, the miserable, incurable disorder of the intestine characterized by abdominal pain, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, weight loss, and feve

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    10. Immune System Drugs Help IBD

      May 19, 2004 (New Orleans) -- New medicines -- ranging from a relative of Viagra to an arthritis drug -- target the haywire immune responses that underlie inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Inflammatory bowel disease is the umbrella term for a number of conditions that cause inflammation of the bowel

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